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Learn to play the harp

Brian has been teaching music since 1980 and loves sharing the gift of this universal language with students of all ages and levels. Learn more about taking harp lessons here.

Hire Brian to play for your event

A concert grand pedal harp and a live harpist make for a classy addition to all sorts of social affairs, from dinner parties to open houses. Brian loves talking to guests about the music and the instrument, and he is also happy to play away and let the music speak for itself. Learn more here.

"Zing! Went the Strings
of My Harp!…"

… is Brian's educational and entertaining presentation about the harp. Click here for more info.

Brian Swager, D.M.

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When in death I shall calmly recline,
O bear my heart to my mistress dear,
Tell her it lived upon smiles and wine
Of the brightest hue, while it linger'd here.
Bid her not shed one tear of sorrow
To sully a heart so brilliant and light;
But balmy drops of the red grape borrow,
To bathe the relic from morn till night.

When the light of my song is o'er,
Then take my harp to your ancient hall;
Hang it up at that friendly door,
Where weary travellers love to call.
Then if some bard, who roams forsaken,
Revive its soft note in passing along,
Oh! let one thought of its master waken
Your warmest smile for the child of song.

Keep this cup, which is now o'erflowing,
To grace your revel, when I'm at rest;
Never, oh! never its balm bestowing
On lips that beauty hath seldom blest.
But when some warm devoted lover
To her he adores shall bathe its brim,
Then, then my spirit around shall hover,
And hallow each drop that foams for him.

"The Legacy" by the Irish poet, singer, and songwriter, Thomas Moore

updated: 25 JAN 2016